Cherelle Parker

Mayor Parker has long promised to clean up Philadelphia – but how that happens remains unclear

Her early personnel and policy decisions have advocates questioning if the city will see more of the same


SEPTA to receive $317 million federal grant to replace Market-Frankford Line fleet

The federal funding comes amid SEPTA’s financial struggles and transit funding discussions in Harrisburg

Criminal Justice

Philadelphia City Council moves ahead with prohibition of skill games

City officials are tackling the issue amid legislative inaction at the state level


PHL International Airport gets $20.4 million grant through bipartisan infrastructure bill

The federal grant funding will be used to make energy efficiency improvements in terminals


Opinion: After 25 years of stagnation, it’s time to raise the minimum wage

The president of Philadelphia City Council makes the case for why state legislators must finally make progress on this key threshold.


Philly Dems: SEPTA boost just one highlight for city in Shapiro budget proposal

The governor proposed a $283 million increase in transit funding statewide


Opinion: Elected leaders must act now to save the SS United States

Facing eviction, the historic vessel known as "America's Flagship" is in need of a new home.


After completing his own turnaround, City Council President Kenyatta Johnson looks to do the same for Philadelphia

The Second District councilmember stepped into the role of council president 14 months after he was acquitted in a federal bribery trial


The new chair of Philly City Council’s tech committee wants to use data to help reduce gun violence

Councilmember Rue Landau pushes to modernize Philly’s search for solutions


New president and punctuality comes to Philadelphia City Council

City Council’s first legislative session under President Kenyatta Johnson made timeliness a top priority

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Federal funds are needed for Philly to become our nation’s biggest green city

Urban forestry initiatives have begun benefitting underserved communities

News & Politics

Larry Krasner files suit against law seeking to appoint special prosecutor in Philadelphia

Act 40 requires a special prosecutor be appointed to oversee criminal activity taking place near SEPTA


Omar Sabir replaces Lisa Deeley as chair of Philly City Commissioners

Sabir now leads the three-member board in charge of the city’s elections and voter registration


A sustainability-focused VC founder just took over Penn’s board of trustees

Five things to know about Ramanan Raghavendran, a University of Pennsylvania alumnus who cofounded investment firm Amasia.


Boom or bust - Our picks to replace Philly’s controversial public carvings

Famous Philadelphians who might be deserving of a city sculpture

Cherelle Parker

Sign truck drives around inauguration, thanks Mayor Parker for support of Israel

The digital billboard mirrors one seen outside Pennsylvania Society last month thanking John Fetterman

Cherelle Parker

Cherelle Parker sworn in as Philadelphia Mayor

Philadelphia kicks off 2024 by welcoming its 100th and first female mayor